1014: Car Problems
Title text: Or if you replace your car, we'll be happy to set it on fire again so you can take another crack at getting that shot.
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The title text continues the dialogue that basically outright suggests that they were the ones who collectively set her car on fire, probably in the middle of some nightly exploit.
As for the particular details of the digital photography terms mentioned:
- White balance:
- Focus is a bit too close:
- Chromatic aberration: coloured artifacts in an image, typically caused by a cheap lenses, which do not focus light of different wavelengths (and this different colours) in the same way
- Megapixels: This is the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the pixels on digital displays. More pixels improve the resolution but also result in less overall quality for the pictures, due in part to the reduced size of each pixel sensor (because the total sensor size is typically the same for a given class of camera), and because for consumer a targeted products the total engineering budget is limited, so that extra money spent on a high megapixel sensor ends up reducing the money spent on other more critical elements such as the lenses.
- [Megan stands in front of a projection of a car, with an audience of 3 people. One of the people is Black Hat, the others are Danish and Cueball.]
- Megan: Attention Please. This is a photo of my car as of two weeks ago.
- [Megan in front of a new projection of the same car engulfed in flames.]
- Megan: And this is my car as I found it this morning. Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this picture?
- [The audience ponders.]
- Cueball: The white balance, for one.
- Danish: Focus is a bit too close.
- Black Hat: The chromatic aberration suggests you bought your camera because it had "The most megapixels".
- Megan: THE CAR IS ON FIRE!
- Comment from audience: Maybe you should use the insurance money to get a better camera.
- Comment from different person: yeah
- While this comic focuses on misunderstandings by people viewing pictures this could be also a reference to the battery fire in a stored, damaged Chevrolet Volt automobile. During a side-impact safety test, which the car passed with a five star rating, its high voltage battery pack was damaged. Part of the test procedure includes rolling the vehicle over after the impact to check for leaking fluids; during the rollover check, the vehicle electronics were flooded with coolant. The damaged vehicle was then put into storage where its high voltage battery remained energized; three weeks later the battery spontaneously caught fire, potentially due to corrosion, and destroyed the car. GM subsequently made design changes to address the causes of the fire.